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Aug 18, 2015
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Putting an end to a relationship—one which once meant everything to you—is always a sucky experience. Whether you're the dumper or the dumpee, the breakup hurts both parties.

Now, sometimes in our hopes of lightening the painful situation, we usually come up with this stupid idea: "Let's still be friends." In your mind, the move seems to make total sense, as if you're just downgrading the relationship instead of completely killing it. It' supposed to make things better. It doesn't. Here's why:


1)   MOVING ON WILL BE SO MUCH HARDER

Staying in contact won't help you forget about the pain. Seeing her around might make you feel better momentarily but it won't help the process in the long run.

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2)   THERE'S THIS THING CALLED "FALSE HOPES"

Admit it, it's there. Or in your ex’s heart. Either way, you're prolonging the agony by not completely cutting ties.

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3)   IT CAN GET AWKWARD

So, you're going out as friends. She cracks a joke, you laugh. As the night wears on, you'll want to kiss her. But you can't. Why would you put yourself through that?

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4)   FRIENDS ARE SUPPOSED TO TALK ABOUT ANYTHING UNDER THE SUN

You probably wouldn't like to it hear when your ex starts talking about whom she’s seeing or had been sleeping with. It's just uncomfortable.

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5)   YOU GET CONFUSED WITH YOUR ROLES IN EACH OTHER'S LIVES

Sometimes, without even realizing it, you start telling inside jokes and  reminiscing about your wonderful memories. You'll fall into old, familiar routines which will lead to confusing feelings for the both of you.

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6)   THIS IS NOT GONNA BE EASY FOR YOUR MUTUAL FRIENDS, TOO

They know you went out. They remember the PDA. Don't you think it's not awkward for them to see you together but not together?

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7)   IT'S TORTURE

Time will come that she'll find her new Prince Charming, and you'll be there to witness it. And because you are "friends," it's never impossible that she'll introduce you to her new guy. Thanks, but no thanks.

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8)   SHE MIGHT USE YOU

If you keep hanging around, you might become some sort of fall-back guy. Things get bad with her current squeeze, she comes back running to you. Temporarily at least. The sad thing is she'll most likely do this because she knows you'll always be there for her and not necessarily because she still loves you.

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9)   YOUR NEW GIRLFRIEND WILL NOT BE HAPPY ABOUT IT

It's never easy for a girl to feel like she's competing with an ex. Your ex's continuing presence in your life will always be a source of arguments. We don't know about you, but we don't want that sort of headache.

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10)   YOU'VE SEEN EACH OTHER NAKED

It can't be unseen. It completely changes the dynamic in any girl-boy relationship.

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11)   BECAUSE AN EX SHOULD BE NOTHING BUT PART OF THE PAST

Why did you guys decide to end the relationship if you still wanted to keep each other? Make up your mind and roll with it.

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